Fawn. n.s. [faon, French, from fan, in old French a child, probably from infans, Latin.] A young deer.
Looking my love, I go from place to place,
Like a young fawn that late hath lost the hind;
And seek each where, where last I saw her face,
Whose image yet I carry fresh in mind. Spenser's Sonnets.
The buck is called the first year a fawn, the second year a pricket. Shakespeare's Love's Labour Lost.
The colt hath about four years of growth; and so the fawn, and so the calf. Bacon's Natural History, №. 759.
Who for thy table feeds the wanton fawn,
For him as kindly spreads the flow'ry lawn. Pope.